Houston mother accused of drowning and decapitating 5-year-old son appears in court

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- The mother accused of drowning, decapitating and then placing her 5-year-old son's body in a trash can appeared in court Friday morning.

During the hearing, 43-year-old Lihui Liu was denied a bond. She's charged with capital murder.

On Nov. 30, authorities were called to the 13800 block of Holly Lynn Lane after reports of a stabbing.

According to court details, officers found the body of the 5-year-old boy on the garage floor, partially covered by a plastic bag and decapitated.

Liu, the child's father and a 13-year-old sibling were then taken in for questioning.

While in questioning, the child's father told authorities the boy was still alive when he left for work that morning, but by the time he returned he was nowhere to be found.

The father told authorities he began looking for his son and when he asked Liu where he was, she responded that he was in the trash can, according to court details. He said he pulled the boy out of the trash can, where he found he had been decapitated.

Court details also state that during a recorded interview with authorities, Liu reportedly confessed to drowning her son.

A judge found probable cause for her arrest and has denied her bond.

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